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: in america. . . this being coming up next, booktv presents after words, an hourlong program where we invite guest hosts to interview authors. this week long time talk radio program brian jennings discusses his latest book, "censorship" the threat to silence talk radio. mr. jennings explained what he believes will be the backdoor path to reinstating the fairness doctrine and silencing conservative talk radio. mr. jennings discusses his book with a nationally syndicated talk show host, monica crowley. >> host: i am monica crowley, the host of a nationally syndicated radio program "the monica crowley show." i'm also a panelist on the mcglaughlin group and a political and foreign affairs analyst for the fox news channel. i am delighted to welcome to the program today brian jennings. brian is one of the nation's top talk radio programmers. he served more than a decade as a national vice president of top programming for citadel broadcasting. he is an authority on talk radio. everybody in the industry knows him and respected and widely and according to talkers magazine he is one of the founding fa
on the structure being put in place to fundamentally transform america. this is the last critical piece of the puzzle that you need to understand. and you need to understand why it's being done, and how they're doing it. but first, let me share some really good news with you. i don't know if you heard it yet, but president obama has finally capitulated and decided to fulfill his campaign promise. he gave clearly at least eight times to put the healthcare debate and all the negotiations on c-span. due to mounting pressure, obama announced today that he will open up the healthcare debate to the american public and broadcast the congress cannial pro -- congressional proceedings on c-span for one full hour. it ca -- i call that an infomerci infomercial. that should be plenty of time to fill in every detail of the 2,500-page bill, don't you think? it's only the bill to fundamental transform our republic. don't say this president doesn't listen to the little people. buckle up, gang and get ready for an important hour to help you understand what, why and how the progressives in power are chan
-- we begin this week, i should say, with america's middle class. as you likely know, ground zero for the failing policies of recent american politics. we're, of course, talking about the millions struggling to make ends meet, while paying the price for so many of america's outdated systems. whether that's two wars with no clear exit strategy. you know the narrative. funding a financial structure that takes money from the middle class as opposed to lending it to them. or broken health care system. not to mention a massive, inefficient, opaque government that continues to run record deficits and be dominated by special interests in a culture of cultural expediency. those middle-class families are the ones seeing layoffs at the astounding pace we have reported over and over again on this show and so many other places. they're also the people who are either losing their homes or they're stuck in those homes because the value of their mortgage is so much more than the actual value of the property at this point. compare a family of four in 2007 and compare that same family in 1971. whe
and ambassador joseph will be joining us live on this program next. >>> later on, what america can and is already doing to help. our coverage of the earthquake in haiti continues. ♪ it has the agility to avoid the unexpected... ♪ ...the power to take on any mission, and the space to accommodate precious cargo, because every great action hero needs a vehicle. ♪ because every great action hero when it comescle. to italian sauce, some people prefer this jar. but more people prefer this sauce. winner of the blind taste test. the sweet and savory taste of prego. it's in there. >>> as our coverage of the earthquake in haiti continues, from the department of not helping, we bring you america's foremost televangelist. on his tv show, "the 700 club," which apparently still exists, pat robertson has topped blaming hurricane katrina on the gays and abortions, he's now today blamed haiti's earthquake on their slavery-volt in the 1700s. >> they got together and swore a pact to the devil. they said, we will serve you if you'll get us free from the french. true story. and so the devil said, okay, it's a d
" poll might give both parties pause. 21% approve of the job congress is doing running america, that includes the republican minority that would have everyone believe that it was simply an upon the moderator. the president says he gets it. >> the same thing that swept scott brown into office swept me into office. people are angry and they're frustrated. >> so what does it all mean for health care, for instance? here is our "reality check" not just for the democrats but everyone working in washington, d.c. if this doesn't make it obvious, i don't know what will. if you let the special interests write your legislation for you the voters are going to throw you out of office. case in point. as we all watched the extraction of any actual reform from the helicopter bill, person pechuation of the monopoly, no portability, no choice. the insurance monopoly represented by their stocks reaped the rewards of a government that was not only going to not reform the system but mandate everybody buy their health insurance into an unreformed monopoly. they call that freedom? i don't think so. a
that this is matched by a historic effort that extends beyond our government, because america has no greater resource than the strength and the compassion of the american people. we just met in the oval office, an office they both know well, and i'm pleased that president george w. bush and president bill clinton have agreed to lead a major fund-raising effort for relief. the clinton/bush haiti fund. on behalf of the american people, i want to thank both of you for returning to service and leading this urgent mission. this is a model that works. after the terrible tsunami in asia, president bush turned to president clinton and the first president bush to lead a similar fund. that effort raised substantial resources for the victims of that disaster, money that helped save lives, deliver aid and rebuild communities. and that's exactly what the people of haiti desperately need right now. every day that goes by, we learn more about the horrifying scope of this catastrophe -- destruction and suffering that defies comprehension, entire communities buried under mountains of concrete, families sleeping in th
of the earthquake victims. the president writes, quote, in times of tragedy the united states of america steps forward and helps. that is who we are. that is what we do. for decades, america's leadership has been founded in part on the fact we do not use our power to subjugate others. we use it to lift them up. at no time is that more true. if you are looking for a way to help, here are a couple ways to do it. and for a list of other organizations, help in haiti, log helphaiti.msnbc.com. >>> this afternoon president obama will commemorate martin luther king day by hosting a small group of african-american senior citizens and their grandchildren to talk about the legacy of the civil rights movement. this morning attorney general eric holder marked this day by volunteering with the youth services opportunities project. mr. holder and other volunteers served breakfast at the search of the epiphany in washington, d.c. again, all part of the legacy for that man, martin luther king jr. later this evening, president obama and first lady michelle obama, will honor dr. king at a let freedom ring concer
and the obama agenda, with us e.j. dionne, bbc world news america katty kay, peggy noonan and nbc news white house correspondent chuck todd. in our "meet the press" minute, january 1976, another time of economic turmoil presidential candidate senator lloyd benson offers practical advice to then president gerald ford on his upcoming state of the union address. >> we should be creating opportunity, what the people are looking for in this country is return of self confidence. >>> first, senior white house adviser jalry jarrett. welcome back to the program, to "meet the press." >> thank you. it's a pleasure to be here. >> there is news that i wanted to ask you about. osama bin dad laden has cut another video, is that his voice and is it striking that he appears back in charge of calling the the shots on running operations for al qaeda? >> we have no independent confirmation that that is his voice but let's look at it. the fact of the matter is he is a murderer, has attacked americans and he has killed more muslims than any other group in the region. the president is committed to going after al q
remembers the life and legacy of dr. martin luther king today. what would he say about race in america today? you're watching msnbc. [ male announcer ] if you've had a heart attack caused by a completely blocked artery, another heart attack could be lurking, waiting to strike. a heart attack caused by a clot, one that could be fatal. but plavix helps save lives. plavix, taken with other heart medicines, goes beyond what other heart medicines do alone, to provide greater protection against heart attack or stroke and even death, by helping to keep blood platelets from sticking together and forming clots. ask your doctor about plavix, protection that helps save lives. [ female announcer ] people with stomach ulcers or other conditions that cause bleeding should not use plavix. taking plavix alone or with some other medicines, including aspirin, may increase bleeding risk, so tell your doctor when planning surgery. certain genetic factors and some medicines, such as prilosec, may affect how plavix works. tell your doctor all the medicines you take, including aspirin, especially if you've had a s
of this evening's talking points memo. the radical radio network air america has announced it is all over. they are out of business. no surprise, since that operation was never successful. here is a surprise. last tuesday, when the massachusetts votes were being counted, fox news had almost 6 times as many viewers as msnbc in prime time, 5 times the audience of cnn. that's not a victory. that's a massacre. sean hannity, greta, and myself totally wiped out our cable news competition on perhaps the most important news day of the year. to have perspective the factor at 8 on tuesday night beat all of abc' prime time programming that evening. now, most of the liberal media ignored that story and will not tell you how dominant fox news has become. that's why many newspapers are failing. they as isimply don't tell you e truth. writings in the miami geraldo tv critic glenn garr vin did tell the truth quote: >> bill: talking points believes it's important that you, the concerned american citizen, understand exactly what's going on here. take a look at this graph put out by johnny dollar on the net
interstate commerce and destroying the remnants of fuel culture in america the to transatlantic travel the california gold rush and the growth of the united states into a continental nation, the start of travel across central america and the planting of the seed that was to become the panama canal, the crushing of the notorious philip bussel william walker and his attempt to abscond with the country of nicaragua the discretion of the merrimack and the safeguarding of the union gold shipments both which played a seminal part in winning the civil war, the fabled manipulations of the erie breault road and the birth of modern corporations the consolidation of the great new york real plots into the enormous new york central and hudson river railroad, the growth of new york city into the first city of north america and a major world hub of finance and trade complete with his first grand central station. vanderbilt played a major part in all of these events and more. as stiles writes the commodore's live lets his mark on america's most basic beliefs about equality and opportunity. he started
. why is light versus dark still an issue? maybe the broader america doesn't understand lighter skinned black people were treated better because they were seen more proximate to the dominant white culture, given better privileges in slavery because they were produced by unions between white men and black women. there is a huge tension in the broader society. lighter skinned blacks are seen tore liked by whites. negro dialect, what does that mean? jesse jackson is one of the most eloquent men we know, so is al sharpton. they all ran for president of the united states of america. joe biden made the same comments. mr. obama needs to step up to the bully pulpit and not be loathe to deal with the issue of race and say this is a teachable moment. yes, we can can accept the apology of mr. reid. let's deal with light skinned versus dark skinned and teach america about some of these more vicious issues. otherwise they do look like hypocrites in my book. >> i heard so many people over the weekend say they were surprised by this but you cover the election, as did i. there were people who did not u
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the economy and creating jobs in communities large and small across america. on friday the president will travel to ohio for the next stop of the white house to main street tour. during the visit the president will hold a town hall meeting at the community college with workers, local business leaders and small business owners about ideas on continuing to grow the economy and putting americans back to work. one more thing before we take questions. i think -- is this -- [ inaudible ] >> martin luther king. how are we doing this? the website -- this is the website that is now active for people to donate on behalf of the relief for the efforts in haiti. >> white house correspondent for "the new york times." jeff, let me ask first of all about this news when we've just had confirmed that the president is going to go to purchase on sunday to campaign for martha coakley. what does that tell you about the urgency they feel about the health care agenda and that race? >> it tells you the white house is more than alarmed about this. they are terrified about losing this seat in massachusetts, wh
for the women of america in that area. >> all right, let talk jobs. are you on board with $30 billion of t.a.r.p. money ending up in job creation and is it feesably enough to jump start the economy? >> sure, i'm on board and i completely agree with kent. but it probably needs to be more. you know -- you know, ed, if you've got a starving cow, you can butcher it and have a few steak dinners or you can nurture it back to health and then mill it can for years to come. that's what we need to do we got to get this economy healthy again and then get some revenue and start balancing our budget. but right now, it's all about jobs. it is getting people employed. i think if we spend a good deal of money on transportation and infrastructure, for example, something people can see, they are going to be happy with the money. they are not going to be complaining. there are going to be jobs in america and our country will be stronger as a result. >> and congressman, can you tell us tonight if the republicans are gonna be on board with getting money to community banks? i mean, that is somewhat out of the r
capital, as we were sleeping here in america last night. what does that say about our enemies, and our allies in kabul. what is the level of control of the capital city in that country. jim miklaszewski live with a report. >>> signs that the late-night mess on nbc may be coming to a conclusion. are we now just days away from conan o'brien's final show on nbc. >>> plus, some stories we found while we were supposed to be working. we're back after the break. accord ex. and camry le. every year, they battle it out in the fuel efficiency rankings. seems like a lot of work to play catch up. the award winning chevy malibu. offering 33 miles per gallon highway. may the best car win. fancy feast appetizers. [dinner bell chimes] high quality ingredients like wild alaskan salmon in a delicate broth, without by-products or fillers. fancy feast appetizers. celebrate the moment. i thought i was invincible. i'm on an aspiriregimen now because i never want to feel that helplessness again. [ male announcer ] be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. ta to your doctor, and take
america will rise to the challenge. >> i want the people of haiti to know that we will do what it takes to save lives and to help them get back on their feet. i also want to thank the american people more broadly in these tough times, you've shown extraordinary compassion. already donating millions of dollars. >> americans coming to the rescue in an overwhelming response. the red cross says that it has received more than $35 million in the past few days for quake relief. that includes $5 million raised simply through text messaging. and next friday night, nbc will join all of america's major broadcast networks in a telethon intended to raise funds for what has been the poorest nation in the western hemisphere. in the middle of so much death, we are seeing amazing stories of survival. dramatic pictures of a 2-year-old boy pulled from the rubble alive. he had been buried there since the quake hit tuesday afternoon just before 5:00 p.m. and the reunion between the boy and his mother, heart-warming in the context of so much tragedy. also last night, a new jersey woman found alive in the wre
the thousands of flights into america each day, domestic and international. there is of course no foolproof solution. as we develop new screening technologies and procedures, our adversaries will seek new ways to abate them. >> we will later in this news hour do a partial inventory of the republican response to mr. obama's remarks. but mr. obama anticipated them as well. with the right wing demanding what even president bush opposed that guantanamo prison remain open, demanding an end to things like due process and the presumption of innocence, the very bedrocks upon which america was founded, mr. obama pushed back firmly and declaratively refusing to let terrorists or those aiding their cause by stoking fear define the nation. >> here at home we will strengthen our defenses but we will not succumb to a siege mentality that sacrifices the open society and liberties and values we cherish as americans. because great and proud nations don't hunker down and hide behind walls of suspicion and mistrust. that is exactly what our adversaries want and so long as i am president, we will never hand th
, reverend sharpton, have you a majority leader, one of the most powerful people in america, going around using the term "negro dialect?" >> it's a concern, but whether or not it is enough to ask him to step aside given his record and the fact that he was saying why he felt his candidate can win. i might add, joe, we did not bring up trent lot, the republicans did. the republican chairman said we were raising a double standard. we did not use on senator reid what we used on senator lott. we didn't bring up lott. i don't know anyone who would have made that outrageous comparison. >> reverend, did you read what harry reid's reaction to trent lott's comments were? not to get too deep in the weeds here, but it doesn't help back up the point that there really can't be a parallel here. because obviously trent lott made the comments about strom thurmond that led to his demise and harry reid had a reaction to those comments and i'd like if we could put them up on the screen. he basically said he wouldn't do something like that, and that's how you play. in 2000, then senator-obama suggested -- >>
makes america such an exceptional country? guest coburn there are so many things. i mean a lot of it does come from, from a christian worldview, a christian founding. part of that is freedom of choice so of course they prosper in america but it was disproportionately christians with a christian worldview founding it in part of-- part of what is interesting about that is i mean christ was really upsetting the customs of his day by using so many women for his parables, by administering to women so often. that was very unusual, so as i said before the first feminist was not gloria steinem. it was jesus christ, and there is that the idea of the freedom of choice, i mean literally choice not killing babies choice, and also the idea that all men are created by god and therefore no man has the right to rule over you accept by your consent, except not perfect consent but that is the idea of a federalist democracy that making this a roula for you by divine right because the king has no genetic authority over you. there is and a son of god or some genetic power to roll over their people.
, margaret carlson. in new york, mike barnicle. >> an interesting war heating up between one of america's largest and most powerful corporations and china. google is threatening to exit china. on the front page of "the wall street journal" and we'll talk a good bit about conan o'brien and jay leno. late night wars that heat up. >>> first, let's go to news, mika. and certainly have lots to talk about in haiti and beyond. >>> breaking news from haiti. because it is day break, revealing a picture of complete devastation this morning after haiti's capital was all but destroyed in the most powerful earthquake to hit the region in more than 200 years. the magnitude 7.0 quake was centered just ten miles from port-au-prince, an impoverished city of almost 2 million people. the extent of the damage and death toll is just coming to light. tens of thousands homeless and power and communication systems remain cut off. the exact number of victims is not clear. humanitarian workers are bracing for the worse. rescue efforts face immediate obstacles with hospitals in ruins. the u. in peace keeping head
change america. you were in iowa with me all of the republicans that streamed through in early january 2008, they were so hopeful. they said this guy will be so different. he's not a crazy left winger, not a product of the '60s. that's why he won iowa. in fact, that's why he won in 2008. we saw with the stimulus bill, with cap and trade, health care reform, every step of the way, mika, he chose to take nancy pelosi's approach, and henry waxman's approach, and barney frank's approach instead of iowa's approach and this is where it landed him. >> tell us a little bit, given what joe was saying, we hear from the white house one thing, but i was reading tweets all night long. give us a sense of what you're hearing on the ground in terms of how people feel. not only in terms of the direction of the administration, but why they vote for scott brown. >> massachusetts, arguably the most democratic state in this country, don't want someone who is beholden to a party. and how you govern like that and pass legislation, i don't know, because as a party you have to come together on issues and make
, your hour of greatest need, america stands with you. the world stands with you. we know that you are a strong and resilient people. you have endured a history of slavery and struggle of natural disaster and recovery. and through it all, your spirit has been unbroken and your faith has been unwavering. so today you must know that help is arriving. much, much more help is on the way. >> to that end today, some of that help began to arrive, along with aid supplies that were delivered into port-au-prince airport. two elite search and rescue teams arrived, a third on its way. eight planes with rescue workers, dogs and medical supplies are there. as are three helicopters along with water, hardware and personnel including more than 100 u.s. soldiers from ft. bragg's 82nd airborne division. they'll be joined by another 800 military personnel tomorrow. also tomorrow the aircraft carrier "uss vincent" arrives along with crucial 19 helicopters. a floating hospital ship "uss comfort" with more than 400 sailors on board will deploy tomorrow. hoping to have 5500 soldiers or marine off the coas
. >> as the international community continues to respond i do believe that america has a continued responsibility to act. >> what sort of long term commitment in haiti does the president envision? what will it take in money and manpower to rebuild this island nation? how was haiti left so vulnerable to a disaster for so long? we'll get the latest on the situation from officials on the ground, then, we sit down with former presidents bush and clinton, who joined together at the request of president obama to lead fundraising and relief efforts. >> our job is remind people there is an ongoing need. we'll do that. >> then, as president obama completes his first year in office we take an in-depth look at what he accomplished and how the american people view his presidency thus far. health care, the economy and politics as the president risks his own political capital to assure senator ted kennedy' seat stays in the democratic column. analysis from two insiders, former counsel to george w. bush karen hughes and staff to president bill clinton, john podesta. and two long time washington reporter, "time" magazi
] every business day, bank of america lends nearly $3 billion dollars to individuals, institutions, schools, organizations and businesses in every corner of the economy. ♪ america. growing stronger. every day. ♪ >>> a special edition of "hardball" starts now. >>> america to the rescue. good evening, everybody. i'm david shuster in new york. the aid trickling in to haiti is becoming more significant by the hour. when you consider the latest story published tonight by the associated press. it's a story about the dead. the bodies are said to be everywhere. and there's little energy to bury them because the priority for most of the survivors right now is finding food, water, and some shelter. so the situation as the a.p. reports has become macabre with the living and the dead literally side by side in parks, plazas, and on sidewalks. the first quote in tonight's a.p. story describes the situation as overwhelming. a relief services representative said everyone has a scar for something because the smell sun bearable. you literally have bodies all over the place. the red cross estimat
resistance to revealing to you, to myself, to anybody, to everybody in america, the e-mail traffic at aig? not just at the moment of the bailout, but over the past ten years? >> it's very clear that a lot has to do with the general secrecy of the fed. this is something that ron paul and other members of congress have complained about for years, that this entity can put trillions of dollars of american taxpayer money at risk, and they do so with a considerable amount of secrecy. in this case, they very definitely crossed the line by telling aig not to disclose -- aig being a less secretive, public company, and a company that you and i now own 100% of balls of the hundreds of billions of dollars we poured into it. >> what can viewers do, people who obviously don't serve in congress, don't have a cable show but have the same conversations you and i are having? and feel helpless. they obviously feel like the more they learn about it, the more frustrated they become. because they don't feel like they can do anything about it. what can folks help you to get more information? >> the most importa
anything on wall street. he's really the kind of guy that wants to stick it to the wage earners of america. where is the middle class in this entire cycle? compare it to the guy that held the seat for us so many years, ted kennedy. >> how much more do we have to give to the private sector and to business? how many billion dollars more are you asking, are you requiring? when does the greed stop? >> you know what this is about? this is about loyalty to change. and i find it so interesting that all of the polls out there and everybody out there says coakley is going to lose. wait a second. grab the moment, liberals. grab the moment, democrats. you mean to tell me that the conservatives, they were loyal enough to give george w. bush a second term but were not loyal enough to give barack obama is second year with the majority? massachusetts, that means you just saw who represented you for 46 years. do you really want his successor to be a dick cheney disciple? part of the problem for the democrats is feeding strong candidates with this turnover as far as age is concerned. you've got a long time
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to bankrupt america"? you may be surprised by person engaging in that kind of lingo. and question number two, who is the top republican in the eyes of republicans in the country right now? here is a hint. the answers to both questions are the same republican. check out the side show tonight. we begin with reaction to the president late this afternoon. chuck todd's political director for nbc news and our chief white house correspondent, there at the white house now. andrea mitchell nbc news chief foreign affairs correspondent. i want to start with chuck. i was take want president's language tonight, i will be take within it for months, the distinction in the way he talks about the world and the threat we face is so different, so 180 degrees different than dick cheney. he doesn't like the term "war on terror." he doesn't like that way of sort of snarling and getting in the bunker and every answers out to get us and we got to change our ideological view of the world. what is he saying positively? how is he different than the cheney crowd? >> it's funny you brought that up, chris, because for th
this extra security? >> fighting back against bank of america. a california lawyer says he is fed up with fees and is threatening to sue the bank. >>> a new survey smooes people aren't happy with their jobs. of course, people who can't find employment aren't happy either. but will there be more jobs in 2010? >>> a big unveiling. new technology that could change the way you watch and own movies and television shows. >> "it's the economy" on msnbc. we begin with breaking news. following this out of california. flights are suspended in and out of bakersfield airport after discovery of hazardous material. found in a checked bag. now, tsa employees found some kind of chemical ear at that point reportedly in a sports boughtal that was packed away in luggage. airport officials say it doesn't appear to be terrorism related but they haven't yet identified exactly what that chemical is. two tsa workers have been overcome by fumes. they were treated at the hospital and released. right now police are questioning the owner of that bag. we will bring you more on this story as details come into the
business in america, which we will do. there's an argument there, that's true. i don't think proprietary trading caused the crisis, but there are problems with it. we have not just had the problems of the crisis. we've had problems of individual investors and others not being treated fairly. paul volcker, who is certainly no enemy of wall street, has been the one most concerned about the proprietary trading. and we're talking about saying, if you have a deposit insurance guarantee with the federal government, you shouldn't be using that to help do this proprietary trading. the other thing we say is this, i don't want the banks making their money from this kind of trading and investments. i want them to make their money by loans. to some extent, this is aimed at getting the banks more into the lending business, which frankly they've moved away from too far. >> the other critique of this, i've heard, is that it basically targets mainstream banks, where most americans have an account with bank of america, a citibank, jpmorgan chase, wells fargo. it does not get after the issue of the too bi
california lawyer is refusing to pay his credit card bill and threatening to sue bank of america. that will explain more of the battle, lot of consumers may be able to relate to. >> stranded passengers at newark airport. find an interesting way to pass the time. just one of the stories today that will make you say no way. >>> welcome back. following breaking news outside of chicago. video coming in from our affiliate wmax of what is a downed cargo aircraft. according to the official at chicago executive airport whi i, a royal air cargo jet down south of the airport. it is believed that possibly the pilot was the only person onboard. we have not been able to get exact confirmation. some of the words coming out right now, this is a small wooded area or wooded area, i should say, near the airport with a small aircraft went down. it belongs to a company, according to their website, specialized in cargo as well as a charter service. executive charter service. and they are searching in and around this area now. you can see that aircraft, cargo plane, absolutely in pieces there. you can
high-speed trains really succeed in america? >>> it is a political battle unlike any other. the fight over the toothbrush. that's right. massachusetts is the first state to require all children who eat a meal at a daycare or attend for more than four hours to brush their teeth during the class. some parents and care givers are praising the new regulation, but some are saying, not so fast. it's too much government intervention. joining me live here in studio, dr. susan taylor, board certified in both dermatology and internal medicine. good morning to you, doctor. i know you understand the concerns here but with these parents saying too much government, literally hands in my children's mouths, what's your opinion? >> first of all, it is estimated that 25% of kindergarteners in massachusetts have tooth decay. and that's going to lead of course to pain and infection. but, the real issue is that there are more serious medical issues that can develop with gum disease. what you might not realize, cardiovascular disease, strokes, diabetes, there is an even association between gum disease and
you tomorrow night. >>> america to the rescue. >>> i'm chris math throughs in washington. here is the latest in on the crisis and haiti from around the world, aid is trickling into port-au-prince. planes from the united states, china, france and spain land ted airport bringing water, which is desperately needed right now. food and medicine, along with search and rescue teams. while aid workers say there's no system in place, certainly no government in place to get that aid to the people. the international red cross meanwhile is estimating right now 45 to 50,000 people, with another 3 million people in need of emergency relief. here in washington, our nation's capital, president obama promised an all-out rescue and humanitarian effort and announced $100 million in aid to the victims of the earthquake. >> to the people of haiti, we say clearly and with conviction, you will not be forsaken. you will not be forgotten. in this, your hour of greatest need, america stands with you. the world stands with you. >> president obama also called on former presidents george w. bush and bill c
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, america stands united. we stand united with the people of haiti, who have shown such resilience and we'll help them to recover and to rebuild. >> after their meeting with president obama, the two former presidents agreed to "meet the press" in a joint interview about haiti and only haiti. >> let me start asking you, president bush, what is your biggest concern right now? >> my biggest concern is the haitian people have security, water and food. >> those are big ifs right now. >> well, they are. the president briefed us about military efforts to get food and water to the people and surging a lot of material, it's going to take a little time to get it there. but i came away from the briefing confident it's going to happen. >> president clinton, the basics are so important. >> this is about water, food, medical supplies and care, and shelt, secure shelter. i have protection concerns but we were just told in the briefing that 40% of the haitian police force has signed back in, volunteered for duty. a lot of them don't have weapons or uniforms but the american military is working closely wi
, and with conviction. you will not be forsaken. you will not be forgotten. in this, your hour of greatest need, america stands with you. the world stands with you. we know that you are a strong and resilient people. you have endured a history of slavery and strug of, of natural disaster and recovery and through it all your spirit has been unbroken and your faith unwavering. today you must know that help is arriving. much, much more help is on the way. >> today some of that help began to arrive. in adoidition to aid supplies, more than 100 u.s. soldiers from fort bragg's 82nd airborne division landed in haiti, their mission to distribute aid and provide security in what is now an essentially ungoverned capital. joining us now from port-au-prince, haiti, is the anchor and managing editor of nbc nightly news, brian williams, and nbc news correspondent kerry sanders. thank you both so much for joining us again tonight. bring us up to speed. >> rnch we >> reporter: first of all, rachel, a bit of activity on the air strip. we have a u.s. c-17 waiting for at least 100 onboard guests tonight, people who were a
what amounts to the facilitation of a corporate coup to rule america, you can kiss this country good-bye. >> justice stevens wrote in the dissent, congressman, the framers took it as a given that corporations could be comprehensively regulated in the service of the public welfare. why is it that judges are only called activists when they rule against what conservatives want? >> i wish i knew, but the same five judges today who have overturned 103 years of settled law and relied upon no precedent to do so, these are the same judges who gave us george bush for eight years. they have their own agenda and it's time we stopped pretending otherwise. the supreme court has become utterly politicized and the result of that is what you see here today. >> justice stevens also wrote in the dissents although they make enormous contributions to our society corporations are not actually members of it. they cannot vote or run for office because they may be managed and controlled by nonresidents. their interests may conflict in fundamental respect with the interests of eligible voters. does the decis
street recovering and economic indicators that the economy is picking up. in main street america people feel like their lives are not on the right track. the 401(k)s are worth 30% and 40% less than they were. they don't know what their kids' futures are like. the incumbents are not getting it done. this is not a democratic problem. it is incumbent. >> let's take a look at dodd. here he is, surprised me when i read the paper this morning. here is chris dodd explaining his departure from the big time. >> over the past 12 months i have managed four major pieces of legislation through the united states congress, served as chair and acting chair of two major senate committees placing me at the center of the two most important issues of our time, health care and reform of financial services. i lost a beloved sister in july and in august ted kennedy. i battled cancer over the summer and in the midst of all of this, found myself in the toughest political shape of my career. >> you know, todd harris, it is a weird, strange world when a guy like chris dodd has to leave politics because of poll nu
. >> reporter: in america today, the real message from president obama's state of the union. restoring our faith in government. being honest about banks. lobbyists and the shady side of the political process. is this change we can still believe in? >>> also, the president's promises on the chief. >> jobs must be our number one focus in 2010. >> reporter: from tax incentives to high-speed rail projects, can uncle sam jump-start the economy and get americans back to work. we're breaking it down. >>> and what you need to know about the ben bernanke vote and a setback for a terror trial in new york. all that, plus a few stories we found while we were supposed to be working. "the dylan ratigan show" starts right now. >>> we saw some good rhetoric from the president last night. we saw some bad rhetoric from the president last night. but in america today, the question is, will our president's actions match his rhetoric, period. good afternoon. i'm dylan ratigan. and the front page of the sauflt "today" here says it all. we have a deficit of trust. the president said it himself, acknowledging last night
for the supreme court to have the president tell america and the world these jokers in the front row just opened up american campaigns to foreign entities when that, in fact, is just not the truth. still, mike barnicle, i wish the supreme court would have put out a statement this morning, instead of shaking their heads last night. >> i am very familiar with 441(a) and 441(e), having just read them last night before the speech. >> hold on. i have to say, i know that sounded silly to say, but sadly, the president of the united states, a constitutional law professor at the university of chicago, should have known that so i don't have to explain that to a lot of people waking up drinking their coffee. you see, this president actually taught this. >> well, his great fear -- >> at the university of chicago. >> his great fear is not being able to match the fund-raising capacity of the republicans. that's their great fear. it was interesting to me last night, the president seemed much more animated in certain parts of the speech. showing a twing nekle in his ey. and i have a question for mort zuckerman.
america can better compete with the world. what government should not do is paul on more taxation, regulation or litigation that kills jobs and hurt the middle class. it was thomas jefferson who called for a wise and frugal government which will leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. he was right. today the federal government is simply trying to do too much. lavs year we were told massive new federal spending would create more jobs immediately. and hold unemployment before 8%. in the past year, more than 3 million people lost their jobs and yet the democratic congress continues deficit spending and adding to the bureaucracy and increasing national debt on our children and grandchildren. the amount of debt is on pace to double in five years and trip until ten. the federal debt is now over $100,000 about household. this is simply unsustainable. the president's partial phrase on discretionary spend sing a step but a small one. circumstances of our time to demand we reconsider and restore the role o
, this guy's doing all kinds of crazy stuff that's going to destroy america. and i would just say that we have to think about tone. it's not just on your side, by the way. it's on our side as well. this is part of what's happened in our politics. where we demonize the other side so much, that when it comes to actually getting things done, it becomes tough to do. >> mike pence organized the meeting today and had the first question. congressman, thanks for coming on "hardball" tonight. congratulations. let's talk technique here. is this the beginning, perhaps, of something like they have in britain? i know we're an independent country and glad to be, but they have an interesting system over there where they make the prime minister come over and answer the questions in the house. do you like that idea? >> chris, i like our system. but let me -- >> would you like to see the president regularly come to the house members, or democrats and republicans together even, and answer questions? >> well, no, not on the house floor. the prime minister of england goes to the floor of parliament because th
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